Are you not happy with the look of your teeth and are wondering if you can get dental veneers to fix them? If so, it will help to know whether it's possible to even get dental veneers. Here is how to tell if dental veneers are right for you.
You Only Have Cosmetic Issues
The main thing that will make you a good candidate to have dental veneers put on your teeth is if you're not happy with your smile. Veneers are a purely cosmetic procedure, so they are only going to fix cosmetic problems. If you are looking to fix other problems with your teeth, such as if you want to drastically change the position of your teeth, then veneers are not going to be right for you.
Your Teeth Have Slight Alignment Issues
Dental veneers can be used to change slight alignment issues with your teeth that would otherwise require braces to fix. For example, if you have a slight gap between your two front teeth, veneers can be used to close up the gap by having the veneers meet in the middle. While you can't use veneers for big adjustments, those small problems can be hidden very well.
You Have Teeth With Discoloration Or Stains
Have you tried to whiten your teeth in the past using a teeth whitening procedure, but you couldn't get them to be the shade of white that you wanted? You could also have teeth that are dark for medical reasons, and there is no good way to whiten them. Dental veneers are going to cover the visible surface of your teeth and make it so that you can't see the discoloration anymore.
You Have A Teeth That Are Chipped
Did you chip a tooth and had it fixed, but the dental bonding material keeps breaking off? Not only will this cause the chip to get bigger, but it creates that need for a lot of unnecessary trips to the dentist. Veneers will cover the chipped parts of your teeth so that others can't see them, and the solid surface of veneer material will be less likely to break in the end.
You Are Willing To Wear A Mouthguard
Do you have issues with grinding your teeth at night? Your dentist will likely recommend that you wear a mouthguard at night to protect your dental veneers. If you're not willing to wear a mouthguard, then dental veneers are not going to be right for you if you grind your teeth.
Contact a dentist in your area to learn more.